NFSA blog entries by Matthew Davies
Senior curator Matthew Davies reports from the 43rd annual conference of IASA – the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives – in New Delhi, India.
All great summer playlists start with He’s My Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy and end with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s Summer Nights.
Share the memories of your favourite summer tunes with us on our Facebook page and we will add them to our playlists.
A new, more interactive presentation of the Sounds of Australia collection is now available from australianscreen.
One of the main reasons we started the Sounds of Australia in 2007 was to find out what recordings people care about and why. This new website makes it easy for you to give us feedback – by adding a review or commenting about the sounds online. We would love to hear if you have information or personal reminiscences about the recordings in the collection.
Today the NFSA presents the inaugural Cochrane Smith Award for Sound Heritage to Dr Karl Neuenfeldt. Karl has made an enormous contribution to the sound heritage of the Torres Strait through his efforts in recording, producing and promoting recordings of musicians from the area.